I'm having a problem managing notification on Slack. Generally @here is to blame for this. I usually don't care about those anyway.

Is there a way to get some form of separation between people who @here, or @group vs people who explicitly tag me.


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One way to manage this is to mute such notifications in channels where this is misused. You can do this in the channel notification settings, which you can access on desktop by right-clicking the channel name and choosing ‘Change notifications’. There is an option to include @channel and @here which you can untick.

This means that uses of those mechanisms in those channels won’t be promoted to you in the same way that mentions are.

If it is helpful, there are instructions here: https://medium.com/@Paul__Walsh/how-to-mute-channel-and-here-commands-inside-our-slack-dbb4a0177e06#16c2

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    Thanks for the comment—having checked your link, can I check that you are drawing attention to the fact that I haven't provided the actual info in the answer, and not something related to the actual link? I regularly provide that link (which isn’t my own) to people with this issue since the Slack docs don’t focus on this. I would be happy to edit my post to provide more info if that is the case. Commented Jan 5, 2021 at 13:06
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    I didn’t hear back, so I added some more info to the solution I had already given. Commented Jan 6, 2021 at 10:38
  • Hi Mark, thanks for updating your post. The goal of Web Applications is for answers to be as self contained as possible, to avoid link rot. The edit does that, though it doesn't necessarily answer the question (but I'm not judging that) Commented Jan 8, 2021 at 16:27
  • You’re welcome! Happy to follow the best practice. And thanks—your response was 10x clearer than a link to a page which suggests not using links! 😃 As for answering the question, I don’t think there is a better answer sadly, but I do think that muting problematic notifications goes a long way to helping you action explit tagging (direct mentions). Commented Jan 9, 2021 at 18:59

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